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President's Message
SEF Board Member Profiles
2018-2019 Annual Fund

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Volume: 12
January 2019
Issue 6
President's Update
Happy New Year!  

I have been thinking about what I am thankful for in the new year and on that list is each and every one of you. SEF is only a complete organization with every Administrator, Teacher, Board Member, Parent, Community Member, and PTA working together to make a difference in the lives of our students.

I am thankful for all of the time, effort, funding, and work that each and every one of you gives to SEF, all to help us follow our mission to enhance , enrich, and extend the academic initiatives of our schools.  Our primary mission is simple:  p rovide financial support to the  San Gabriel Unified School District students.  

As a volunteer organization we are all here out of the goodness of our own hearts and I am thankful that you have chosen to put your heart into SEF!  

Your support of the Annual Fund is critical to the continued success of our projects and workshops offered for the students in our school district.   Thank you for being a loyal friend and follower of SEF. I truly appreciate your commitment to helping our students into the New Year.

I hope you are inspired to join our mission and we invite you to please help us make a greater difference in our local school community and donate online today at   and select Donate Now.

Alison DeVriendt
2018-19 SEF President 
A "Toast to the Future" Kick Off Event and Gala! 

We are very excited about our Toast to the Future Community Party fundraiser happening February 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at  Ogopogo Brewing in San Gabriel, our event sponsor. For $25, you will get food and two 4 oz pours of beer, with more available for purchase, and you'll enjoy the hottest new community space in town with friends. Special thanks to STONEFIRE Grill in Pasadena for donating dinner and to Ogopogo. 

Click here  to order tickets. 
Please share the event link on your personal social channels--because the more people who join us, the merrier. Thank you!

Save the Date for our Toast to the Future Fundraising Gala at 6 p.m. May 17. Just $125 gets you a ticket for a very special evening of dinner, dancing, music, a silent auction, and raffles. Sign up to enjoy an evening out in the community, and share the information with friends and the Los Angeles Hilton/San Gabriel. Contact SEF to reserve your ticket today at 646-451-5465 or 
SEF Board Member Profiles

Robert Bringas, Jr.  
Robert has served on the SEF Board since 2010 and is the Secretary for the 2018-2019 Board of Trustees. He has also helped SEF in various capacities, namely on the committee that oversees the SEF Summer Academy. Working with SEF has truly been a blessing for Robert who has met with many school and city leaders who share his passion of helping the students in the district participate in programming that helps to enhance their growth in academics and the arts.

Currently, Robert is the Assistant Head of School for Advancement at Holy Family High School in Glendale. He is also the Varsity Volleyball Coach at the school. Within San Gabriel, he is the Program Director and 18's Coach for the Starlings San Gabriel Volleyball Club and is very proud to have served many of the young ladies who have played at Jefferson MS and Gabrielino HS.

As a member of the SEF Board, he will work to continue the Fundraising and Friendraising efforts of SEF in order to provide even more programming and opportunities for the students of the San Gabriel Unified School District. Please consider SEF in your yearly giving and feel free to reach out to him at our different events to find out how else you, too, can help SEF and the students of the SGUSD.

Kacie Bauzon - Marketing and Communications

This is Kacie's first year serving on the SEF Board as the Marketing Chair.  She has previous experience helping non-profit establishments, including Wilson Elementary School and local AYSO regions.   Her current role with SEF combines her professional expertise with her passion for supporting education.  

Kacie has a background in business and marketing, and currently runs her own consulting company with a focus on business intelligence and helping clients drive growth and maximize profits.  With the support of her husband Reggie, Kacie is an active member of the community and serves on the Wilson PTA, and her three children are current Wildcats.  

A huge THANK YOU to all who have donated to our 2018-2019 fundraising campaign! 

SEF depends on your generosity and we are very grateful .
Would you like to join the list of incredible donors listed below? Visit our website at
 to make an online donation or to get more information. 
(Donations as of 12/31/18)

Annual Fund Campaign Donors - July 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018

DONORS $1 - $99
Alston Joanne
Arredondo Sonya
Attallah Christina
Aung Zaw
Avakian Jacqueline
Basowa Christina
Bautista Alex
Beltran Ariana
Bohan Diana
Bugante Michael
Calhoun Gail
Cardenas Ms. Cardenas
Castro Wuizaldo
Celis Maria Theresa
Chew Su-Ling Rachel
Coligado Ethel
Constable Julia
Contreras Ivonne
Coppolo Darci
Diep Kevin
Diep D.
Diep Ms. 
Dominguez Daniel
Dragoo Dena
Durandette Lisa
Eckstrom Kathryn
Edkins Mary
Esquivel Kimberly
Feng Cody
Ferrante Elizabeth
Ferreira Charles
Fisher Lynn
Fung Mr. and Mrs. 
Galvan-Aplanalp Claudia
Gao Yi Meng
Garcia Griselda
Garcia Violeta
Gilmore P. Marcell and Lashonda
Gold Ellen
Grande Gracia
Guyangco Richard
Guyer Christopher
Haas Michael
He Tina
Hernandez Adam
Hernandez Melissa
Herren John
Herreria Alex
Hopper Terri
Hua Kimberly
Hudson Julie
Hum Jennifer
James-Olsen Shannon
Johnson David
Jurado Tanya
Kan Kevin
Lai Mr. 
Lam Thanh
Lau Rachel
Lehmann Natalie
Leon Kathleen
Leong Mr. and Mrs. Fanian
Leong Wing Fui
Leyva Robert and Sonjia
Li Wei
Liu Wei
Liu Queenie
Lizarzaburu Venecia
Lopez Vincent
Lozano Edward and Guadalupe
Lu Vivian
Lujan Aurelia
Luu Cam
Mar Evelyn
Mark James and Paula
Maung Aye
McGuigan Jeannine
McRae Kenna
Meng Hui
Minwary Esther
Mireles Vicky
Modina Mary
Mooc Mily
Murray Brian
Nguyen Anna
Nguyen Tuoi
Nunez Norma
Perez Alfonso
Perry Ross
Pitts David
Quinones Cecilia
Quintero Linda
Ronquillo LennMarie
Ross Kat
Saiki Arnie
Sanchez Adriana
Sattler Jaeleen
Sempra Employee Giving Network
Shi Christina
Soto Jorge
Strom Chanda
Surjati Dewi
Sy Phong
Tagle Linda
Tan Kay
Tan Lisette Maico
Tang Kathy
Tang Li
Tepetitla Ricardo
Traeger Daphne
Tran Linh
Tran Ha Yen
Trang Ms. Trang
Trieu Vicky
Truong Andrew and Jaclyn
Tse Diane
Velasco Anna
Vien Branda
Von Haam Peter
Wang Nannan
Wang David and Tina Li
Wong Jean Margaret
Wong William
Wong Michael and Lisa
Wong Elene
Woo Ms. 
Wu Xinyi
DONORS $100 - $249
Agliolo Jason and Kristeen
Anthony Richard
Castanar Frances
Chan Jason
Chen Ms. Chen
Chenh Holly
Chern Vic
Chiou Mike and Cyndi
Democh Robert and Connie
Do Andrew
Eastland Vanessa
Fou Wei Man
Gatliff Liezel
Griffith Ann
Holley Eric and Suzanne
Hsiang Randy and Gina
Hui Si Yuan
Kamimura Cathy
Kozak Darrin and Diane
Kuo Yvonne
Liau Sampaul and Jennifer
Listiawan Nancy
Lo Cindy
Loskota Valerie
Lukjaniec Andy and Valerie
Luo John and Karen 
Ly Suya
Mackay John and Adrienne
Martel Oi
Mendoza Yolanda
Network for Good
Nunez Felix and Chasity
Ogata Steve
Quach Dinh
Robinson Steven and Allison
Sanglimswan Suwat
Scannell Patrick and Michelle
Sellers Lon
Singh Mr. 
Sterling Maximillian
Vaughn Mr. 
Viera Dean and Sally 
Villescas Mabel 
Wilson Pete and Cheryl
Xu Fan
Yeh Joyce
DONORS $250 and above
Bhatt Jiten
DeVriendt Kyle and Alison
Heinrich Sharron
Margie Yoshihashi Chartitable Gift Fund
Mission Car Wash
Pappalardo Dr. John 

This email created by Board member volunteer, Kacie Bauzon. 
San Gabriel Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 1175
San Gabriel, CA 91778

The San Gabriel Educational Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is the primary fundraising partner of the San Gabriel Unified School District. Since its inception in 1986, SEF has donated nearly $1,000,000 to SGUSD to provide funding for a variety of education programs, curriculum and materials that benefit all students and schools. The Foundation's mission is to provide vital enrichment and educational opportunities to students at all of SGUSD's schools. For more information, go to, and follow SEF on Facebook. ©2013 San Gabriel Educational Foundation.